Bosch TV series

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  1. Strat-Mangler

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    Bosch is the best series I've seen in a loooong time. A nice organic natural pace instead of the breakneck ones found elsewhere, no supermodels in any part, great writing/directing/acting, good music. What's not to like?
     
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  2. GodShifter

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    That's the thing: there's nothing to dislike about the show, but I don't find it that engaging or interesting quite frankly. The plots are fairly standard stuff. I do agree that the acting is quite good, but the series lacks something for me. Glad others like it, though.
     
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  3. Strat-Mangler

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    Don't know what to tell you. Other shows suck in comparison. They treat their audience like idiots, have supermodels in every role, the acting sucks, the directing is tedious with jumpcuts everywhere, fancy CGI for no reason than to detract viewers from the fact the show is crap, a frenetic unnerving pace, unidimensional characters, etc.

    What police drama do you like and prefer to Bosch?
     
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  4. Wounded Land

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    Add me to the "love it" camp. Good characters, nice engaging stories. I love the pacing also.
     
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  5. GodShifter

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    What are we comparing this to? NCIS? Law and Order? Those types of shows? I don't watch those.

    Recently I watched a show called "The Fall" on Netflix that is a police drama that I enjoyed a lot. "The Wire" is another obviously. I'm sorry I just don't think "Bosch" is that great.
     
  6. Brenald79

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    Jason: have you seen The Shield or Justified? Or Line of Duty from the UK?
     
  7. GodShifter

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    I've seen about three seasons of "The Shield". I've seen every episode of "Justified" and loved it. I have not see "Line of Duty" at all. Is it good?
     
  8. Brenald79

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    Yes it's one of the best crime series I've seen. Season 4 just finished. The ratings are huge in the UK.
     
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  9. GodShifter

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    I'll check it out. Thanks, man!
     
  10. Strat-Mangler

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    Why didn't you finish The Shield?
     
  11. GodShifter

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    Not sure. I liked it. I honestly don't know why I didn't finish it. Got distracted I guess. I will finish it sometime soon. In fact, I'll make a note to do that.
     
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  12. Strat-Mangler

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    One of the best crime dramas I've ever seen. Disliked The Wire quite a bit. Watched the first two episodes and thought the dialogue was ridiculous and unintentionally hilarious at times.
     
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    Interesting, as many rank it as one of the best series of all time. Each to his own. Different opinions make the world go round; if we all agreed on everything it would make life quite boring. :)
     
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  14. Brenald79

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    The Shield is probably my favourite TV series ever. Later seasons have some great guest roles by Forrest Whiticker and Glenn Close. LA police stories are favourite types of books and TV series. I sure hope the James Ellroy/David Fincher HBO series sees the light of day and is well done. Lots of big names in TV and film have been attached to Ellroy books over the years.
     
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  15. Brenald79

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    I restarted watching season 3 with the English subtitles turned on after struggling to follow the plot without them There's so many characters and concurrent storylines I was getting lost. Much more enjoyable show this way.
     
  16. sixthstreet

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    I'm not a big fan of the show (it's okay, but too often over-freighted with heavy meaning), but today I discovered that Titus Welliver is the son of the late landscape painter Neil Welliver, whose work I am a big fan of.
     
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  17. hbbfam

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    The show is good, but pales in comparison to the novels it's based on.
     
  18. ssmith3046

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    I've never seen the show but I've been reading all if Mr. Connelly ' s books since the Black Echo was first published. I've reread them over years I like them so much. New Bosch coming in October!
     
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  19. smilin ed

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    I think it's good and Welliver is great with a fantastic supporting cast. I wouldn't want to put it above Homicide (series 1-6)or The Wire, though. For what it's worth, I much preferred seasons one and three to two.
     
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  20. kwadguy

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    Just finished the latest season. Overall, I think this may have been the best.

    Good cast all around. Good writing. And it's great how they make LA part of the show.

    I really like this show, and wish we got more than 10 episodes/year.

    I wonder if the daughter will be written out going forward? One of things I like about this show is how Harry balances work with the stuff going on in his personal life. With Elanor gone and the daughter going to college, how will they maintain that aspect of the show?
     
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  21. budwhite

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    Will they make Bosch a private eye for one season?
     
  22. robertawillisjr

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    Can't wait for the next season.
     
  23. Strat-Mangler

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    Sorry it took this long to reply.

    If Bosch didn't do it for you, the good news is there's never been more material to watch anyway. I've watched The Killing and thought it was good, except the last season which made no sense whatsoever.

    Didn't like The Wire. Contrived dialogue and scenes which seemed forced to me turned me away from it. The Shield is one of my favorite shows ever.
     
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  24. GodShifter

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    I'd admit "The Wire" has not held up as well as I'd hoped on a second viewing some time ago. As far as "Bosch", it's not bad. I probably was a little hard on it. I definitely liked the second season better than the first. I'll check out three pretty soon. I loved "The Shield", too, but lost track of it for some reason (as noted above).
     
  25. Strat-Mangler

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    The Blu-Rays will be out pretty soon. All 4K-remastered episodes are available for streaming on Hulu but there's an issue with an episode in season 6. The BRs would anyway have better definition, not that this show was beautifully shot. IIRC, it was a handheld camera.

    Here's what the creator said about the fact the 4K-remastered episodes will be in widescreen.

    "We always filmed it widescreen and edited it to be safe for that. It aired foreign in many places widescreen. I kept it 4:3 on air because I didn't think widescreen TVs were widespread enough. New 4k version will be widescreen."

    I saw screenshot comparisons between the DVD and the 4K versions and it's a big upgrade, although there won't be a great deal of definition (individual hairs, seeing pores on face of actors, etc). It's a soft presentation but it's a whole lot better than what was previously available.
     
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